In Spite of Break, Rowing Races on Easter Weekend


Fordham Rowing competed in its first two events of the season this weekend in New Jersey and San Diego. (Courtesy of Row2K)

By Maria Trivelpiece

While the majority of Fordham University students headed home for Easter weekend, the dedicated athletes on the Fordham University women’s rowing team headed to the water in Cherry Hill, N.J. to compete in the Cherry Hill Invitational. While other students were able to relax and recuperate, these women put their time, effort and dedication into four different boats including the Varsity 8, the Second Varsity 8, the Third Varsity 8 and the Varsity 4 and made the most of the holiday by producing a great showing.

The Varsity 8 placed fourth in its heat to advance to the Petite Final where it eventually finished sixth. The Second Varsity 8 took fifth in its heat, and the Fourth Varsity 8 placed third.

The Third Varsity 8 had the best showing of all the Rams’ boats as its placed first in its heat. After coming off a great performance in San Diego a few weeks ago, the Fordham University women’s rowing team was happy with its performance this past weekend, but it still hopes to improve.

The team will have some time off before competing again, when it heads to the Dad Vail Invitational on May 10 and 11 in Philadelphia. Its Atlantic 10 Championships will be held on May 18 on the Cooper River in Pennsauken, N.J.